Unique Sporting Event Kicking Off at Celebration Square in Mississauga


It's not uncommon to see local youths kicking a soccer ball around Celebration Square in the warmer months, but it's not every day that you see people converging upon Mississauga's best known recreational hub to chop wood competitively. 

If you decide to check out Celebration Square this weekend, you'll get to witness part of the 2019 STIHL Timbersports Canadian Championship, a major league logger competition. 

The competition, which kicked off on July 25 with the first men's pro qualifier, will run until July 27.

The event includes free activities, live entertainment, a performance by headliner Madeline Merlo, a beer garden and food trucks for attendees to enjoy while they cheer on their favourite Timbersports stars. 

The pro qualifier and championship matches will feature the top 40 Timbersports athletes in the country going head-to-head in six disciplines: Springboard Chop, Underhand Chop, STIHL Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck and Hot Saw.

The Championships are part of the logger sports series in Canada and will help determine the team members to represent Canada, and the Canadian representative, at the STIHL Timbersports World Championships that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic in October 2019.

If you swing by today, you can check out the Rookie Championship and Men's Pro Qualifier 2. If you go tomorrow, you can watch the pro Women's Canadian Championship, Pro Men's Canadian Championship and check out some stage entertainment. 

Parking is available in the underground parking lots at the Civic Centre and Mississauga Central Library.

Celebration Square is also easily accessible by public transit.  

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